In recent news, Chinese government has pronounced an interdict on the use Microsoft Windows 8 operating system in all the government offices and devices, which are using this operating system. Directives have been released by the Central Government Procurement Center to all the government offices. The directives have been issued due to the new requirements for government tenders.
In the demands by the Chinese Government Microsoft Windows 8 has been excluded from the bidding procedure in the purchases of computer. The new necessities by the government only concern energy proficient commodities of IT, which includes desktops, notebooks and tablets.
According to the sources, an official news agency accused this decision upon the ending support for Microsoft Windows XP by saying government of China can’t ignore the risks of operating systems running without technical support. A stress on Microsoft is also made by the Chinese officials to lower the price of Windows. Chinese officials said that our nation should make its own operating system to diminish its dependence on foreign companies.